Research & Development at HydroChute

At HydroChute, we’re constantly developing new technology and systems to improve our processes and our products for our clients. Here are just two of the research and development projects we are currently working on at HydroChute HQ. Auto-lock Hoppers Research and Development work done by our fabrication team is big leap forward for our company. […]

Fire Safety Bin Chutes Installed in Walsall

The FRA identified serious risks at some high rise tower blocks in Walsall. The existing bin chute hoppers were over 50 years old and offered no protection from smoke egress in the event of a fire. Additionally, the hoppers had no self-closing mechanism, leaving residents at risk if the bin chute door was left open. […]

CPD for the HydroChute Maintenance Team: Electrical Competency Training

To ensure safe and standardised project outcomes we widened the scope of our electrical training to include design, manufacturing, installation, and inspection teams. Whilst all the topics covered were already understood by our electrically qualified engineers, creating a space where they could share that knowledge with others in the company has resulted in increased collaboration, […]

What’s coming up in 2024?

Major investment in QMS and CRM is our focus for 2024. QMS: ISO 90001 & ISO 140001 – We’re delighted to be working closely with compliance management specialists Alpha Swanson of York. Over several years, we’ve developed robust and effective internal systems. Bringing together all our business systems under the internationally recognised ISO QMS standard […]

What exactly is a Bin “Shoot”?

It sounds like an unfair ‘shoot’-out between a defenceless bin and a trigger-happy gunman! At Hydrochute… Do we service and maintain bin SHOOTS? Nope. Do we manufacture and install bin SHOOTS? Nada. Do we clean bin SHOOTS? Negative. It always makes us smile when we receive enquiries for bin SHOOT works – the English language […]

Should bin chutes be closed and decommissioned?

Local authorities across the UK are debating this question. Why? • Bin rooms are being used by drug addicts • Chutes often get blocked and clogged • Chutes smell bad in hot weather Is there a better solution than shutting down the chutes? Yes, there is! • Invest in maintaining the chutes • Survey the […]

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